5 tips to get the most out of your own wardrobe.
I spent some time this weekend organising my wardrobe. Aside from the realisation that I own far too many jeans, it’s a chance to remember what I already have, and to appreciate my favourites, like this dress.
This eBay number really saw me through the festive season – I wore it a lot – but there was a time when re-wearing my wardrobe was never my first thought.
I was that person that would buy something new for anything that popped up in my calendar. It became a very bad habit – not only for my bank balance and lack of wardrobe space, but for my constant contribution to fast fashion.
Now, of course, I love to rent and buy secondhand, and while I’m not saying ‘don’t buy anything new ever again’ I thought I’d share 5 tips that might help you get the most out of your own wardrobe first:
- Do you really have ‘nothing to wear’? Apps like @whering__ can help you organise your wardrobe digitally, so you can see everything you own, even plan an outfit, at the touch of a button.
- ‘But I’ve already posted it on Instagram’ is NOT an excuse. I was terrible for this years ago, and premier delivery does not help, so avoid renewing it.
- Some of your summer clothes can be worn in the winter, so don’t put them away or ignore them. Think about layering.
- Don’t put your clothes in a box. What I mean is, a dress can be a top over jeans or an oversized blazer can be a dress, for example. Just because you bought it in the ‘dress’ section doesn’t mean to say it has to stay a dress.
- The same goes for fabrics. Often we associate satin, velvet and lace with eveningwear, but why not bring them out in the day?